Lee Jung-hyun was strong in the second half, but not so in the carrot match.
Seoul Samsung lost to Goyang Carrot 65-68 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 30th. He fell into a swamp of 13 consecutive losses. Still at the bottom with 10 wins and 26 losses. It was also 3.5 games away from Daegu Korea Gas Corporation (13-22) in 9th place.
Seoul Samsung went up to the championship match in the 2016-2017 season. We had a bloody battle with Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation until the 6th game. Game 6 was also a close match until the end.
However, Samsung couldn’t hold on to the end. This is because Lee Jung-hyun made an irreversible loss 1-1. After losing Game 6, Samsung missed the opportunity to win with 2 wins and 4 losses.
and 5 years later. Lee Jung-hyun, who became a free agent (FA), signed a contract with Samsung under the condition of a total compensation of 700 million won (salary: 490 million won, incentive: 210 million won) for the 2022-2023 season over a three-year contract period. The man who hurt Samsung joined Samsung.
Lee Jung-hyun has not missed a single regular league game since his debut in the 2010-2011 season. Except for the period when he was selected for the national team and enlisted in the military, he has not taken a break since his debut. He is a very durable player.
His skill is also at the top of KBL. 2-on-2 deployment ability, shooting, and even deciding where to win. It was only natural that Samsung, which lacked a fixer, wanted Lee Jung-hyun.
Lee Jung-hyun also knows what Samsung wants. He showed some degree of competitiveness, but Lee Jung-hyun had a hard time with a series of injuries to the main axis resources. It was because there were not enough resources to spread Lee Jung-hyun’s burden. At the same time, Lee Jung-hyun’s strength also fell. This led to Samsung’s 12-game losing streak.
Nevertheless, Lee Jung-hyun had a lot of work to do. The same goes for Carrot. Lee Jung-hyun was hungry for victory. He expressed his desire to escape the losing streak.
Lee Jung-hyun was active from the beginning. When he scored the first goal, he made various fakes and carried the ball instead of Kim Si-rae (178cm, G). He also helped Jang Min-guk (199cm, F)’s reverse layup with a breakthrough and a sharp bounce pass following the first step.
Lee Jung-hyun gave me various options from the start. It was difficult for the opposing defense to predict Lee Jung-hyun’s behavior. Lee Jung-hyun cleverly (?) utilized this. After breaking through with the first step, lay-up in front of Jonathan Alledge (204cm, F). 6 points, 2 assists and 1 steal in the first quarter alone. Samsung also led the first quarter by 20-14.
However, both Samsung and Lee Jung-hyun faced a crisis within 45 seconds of the second quarter. This is because two 3-pointers were hit in a row within 45 seconds of the start of the second quarter. Samsung, which led by 6 points, allowed a tie (20-20).
Lee Jung-hyun broke Carrot’s upward trend with a fast-breaking pass. However, when Lee Jung-hyun stepped down to the bench, Samsung could neither attack nor defend well. Lee Jung-hyun was rushed in, but it was too late. This is because Samsung handed over the flow to Carrot. The half ended 37-38.
We had to recreate the atmosphere from the third quarter. However, Samsung could not respond to Carrot’s rotation defense. Samsung’s pass was cut in the hands of Carrot players, which led to a goal. Even after 4 minutes and 9 seconds into the third quarter, Samsung was pushed to 42-44.
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok requested a time-out to improve the atmosphere. When Lee Jung-hyun drew the defensive attention, Shin Dong-hyeok (193cm, F) and Anthony Moss (202cm, F) scored in the paint zone. Samsung, which almost gave off the atmosphere, finished the third quarter with a score of 54-50.
Lee Jung-hyun had to exert his strength in the 4th quarter. However, he did nothing for 2 minutes and 26 seconds after the start of the fourth quarter. He has been sluggish for quite a long time since the 3rd quarter. Samsung could be worried. 먹튀검증
It wasn’t that Lee Jung-hyun’s field of view and pass had fallen. 4 minutes and 9 seconds before the end of the game, the top threw the ball to Shin Dong-hyuk in the left corner. Shin Dong-hyuk finished with a jumper. Samsung was able to position close to Carrot with 58-62.
But what Samsung needed was Lee Jung-hyun’s ability to solve the game. Lee Jung-hyun knows this too. Nevertheless, Lee Jung-hyun’s decisive goal did not come out. It was scoreless in the second half. Despite playing 32 minutes and 28 seconds, he finished the Carrot match with 6 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
Meanwhile, Samsung, whose solver was missing, fell into a 13-game losing streak. After the game, Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “The sluggish Yatoo got hold of it. (Lee) Jung-hyeon had the will to break the losing streak as the team’s oldest. However, it seems that the stamina is not enough. I have to think about how to keep Jung-hyun in good condition and have a conversation with Jung-hyun,” he said, contemplating Lee Jung-hyun’s physical condition.